Christmas is undoubtedly the best time of the year. Isn’t it? At this time, children start to suddenly behave, streets are all decorated up and thousands of gifts move through the mail. But, amongst the shiny, flashing winter festivities, Christ silently calls out to each one of us. Can you hear him?
Christmas is not only a time to spend with the family and spread the cheers and love around, but to honor Jesus’s miraculous birth.
So all the reason to include Jesus in your Christmas and New Year celebrations! Here’s our small compilation of the tips and tricks to include the God himself in your Christmas celebrations.
Consider these unique ways to include Christ in your celebrations and don’t forget to share them with your loved ones as well.
1. Buy And Decorate Christmas Tree
Decorating a Christmas tree is probably the most fun part of the Christmas. Go to a nearby shop with family member to buy a pre-cut Christmas trees or you can even visit a farm to cut your own Christmas tree. Pick a Christmas tree which fits to you house. Use lights, bells, caps, and other hanging ornaments to decorate the tree, you can also your jewelries. Try to include every member while decoration, it will strengthen your bonds with elders and younger.
2. Portray a Nativity Scene
This is also a wonderful idea to include Jesus in your latest Christmas celebrations. And the best part is that you don’t need to spend a lot of dollars for a 6-piece Nativity scene with big flashy lights and hard music. All you need to do is to walk into a nearest store and find the minimal sized Nativity, doll, window decal, display item or any other type of decoration.
For great fun and lasting memories you can take the pics of your special Christmas Nativity along with kids and share them with distant family.
3. Pray Together
There are hundreds of prayers for Christmas, and you should call out them in groups consisting of your friends and family members as we get closer to the big day.
4. Attend Christmas Mass
It’s understandable that life during the festive days is a hard juggle between work, family responsibilities, and meetings, Christmas shopping and other things. However, it must not be forgotten to attend mass too.
You shouldn’t find any excuses to avoid Christmas mass as it’s the time to get together and indulge into Christmas services, Midnight Mass and getting together with fellow Christians.
5. Listen to Real Christmas Music
At these times, the radio is full of great Christmas songs about Jolly Old Saint Nick, talking snowmen, flying reindeer and spreading that good cheer around the neighborhood.
All these songs are alright, but the real pleasure lies with songs such as “O Magnum Mysterium”, “Mary Did You Know” and “Salvation is Created.”
6. Say “Wish You a Very Merry Christmas” to everyone
In this ever-growing corporate culture, it’s hard to even say “Merry Christmas. But, we completely don’t agree with that. In fact, we strongly encourage all, to proudly and boldly wish each other “Merry Christmas.”
Whether someone responds or not, but spreading the positive vibes is a very noble cause itself.
7. Invite your friends and family over for Christmas dinner
Christmas is the best occasion to strengthen relationships and spread harmony. To make Christmas special invite your friends and family for dinner at your home and offer yummy homemade dishes. You can also organize a potluck to celebrate the diversity and to keep expenses manageable, but most important thing is to be in each other’s touch and share warmth of beautiful relationships around you.
8. Exchange gifts with near and dear ones
Whether it’s small or big, gift is a gift. Gift is an expression our love and care for our dear ones. So, don’t forget to exchange gifts with each other on the pious occasion of Christmas. Try to gift things your friends and family members need actually, like you can gift a new phone, new clothes, favorite books, domestic appliances, gift vouchers, etc.
Hope you liked our newest and the most unique list of 8 ways to include Jesus in your Christmas Celebrations. Thanks very much for reading!